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the boy was being held captive by 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes after dykes boarded a stopped school bus last week, shot and killed driver charles poland and abducted the child. held for a week in an underground bunker beneath dykes' property, fbi said negotiations deteriorated within the last 24 hours and that dykes was observed holding a gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: nbc news has learned a diversionary device was used and that the hostage rescue team entered through a door at the top of the bunker. >> by the great of god, you know, he's okay that was the mission of every man and woman on this compound. >> reporter: the horrific ordeal now over for the 5-year-old. his parents and this community. kurt gregory, nbc news. >>> immigration reform goes front and center in washington as president obama holds high-level talks at the white house. house members will tackle the very issue on capitol hill. tracie potts joins us with a preview of that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that he
for his release. fbi negotiators say their strategy is to wear out suspected kidnapper jimmy lee dykes. they have been talking to the 65-year-old through a pipe in the ground. he's accused of kidnapping 5-year-old ethan after storming his school bus. ethan has not been harmed as the hostage standoff goes into fourth day. >>> three stories that we'll be developing later today. secretary of state hillary clinton says her good-byes at the white house in the morning and then gives a farewell address at the state department later in the afternoon. moments later, former senator john kerry takes the oath and the title of secretary of state. >>> meanwhile, keep an eye on vice president joe biden who is in germany meeting with angela merkel. they'll have a midday press conference. how is your friday weekend weather looking? we're looking forward to this weekend. >> super bowl. >> be inside really for that day. >> yeah. if you have to travel. everybody in san francisco very curious what will happen in new orleans. let's talk about the national forecast and break down for what will happen for you
negotiators focused on an underground bunker, where police say jimmy lee dykes has held a 5-year-old boy for more than four days. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> reporter: police are choosing words carefully as they talk with him through a ventilation pipe attached to the bunker. they would not say whether he's making any demands. dykes is a vietnam era veteran described by neighbors as a survivalist who doesn't trust the government. >> what the negotiators are trying to do is to build this psychological umbilical cord between themselves and mr. dykes to the point where he finally feels, okay. i am safe to come out. >> reporter: the standoff began tuesday afternoon when dykes allegedly boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two random children. when the bus driver refused, police say, dykes shot and killed him and made off with a boy named ethan who has a mild form of autism. >> he considered them his children. i know that's the reason why my dad took those shots is for his children just like he would do for me and my sister. >> reporter: every night there are
bunker where he is hiding. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is holding a 5-year-old boy hostage after allegedly grabbing him from a school bus and shooting the driver on tuesday. police say the boy is not hurt and they've been able to give him medicine and coloring books as they continue to negotiate with dykes. >>> president obama's choice to become the next secretary of defense faced some tough questions on capitol hill this morning during his confirmation hearing. republicans grilled chuck hagel on the 2007 surge. he insisted that was not the only issue that defined him. hagel also reaffirmed his support for israeli security and his stance that all options must be on the table to prevent iran from gaining nuclear capability. >>> time to check on business and tech. shares in facebook falling this morning even after the company says it made far more money than investors expected. scott mcgrew, you say investors don't get facebook. >> no, they don't. we've never dealt with a social network that makes $1.6 billion every quarter. there's nothing to compare it to to say, how does faceboo
enforcement. authority assist the gunman could hold out for several more days. his name is jimmy lee dykes. he allegedly grabbed that boy off of a school bus tuesday afternoon after newt chuting and killing the bus driver who was trying to protect the kids. that bunker is located on dykes' property. authorities there have been able to talk to the suspect through a plastic pipe. >>> also an alaska airlines flight landed safely after that pilot simply passed out. an airline spokesman telling us the plane was heading to seattle from los angeles when it had to make an emergency landing in portland late last night. the pilot did regain consciousness before the flight actually landed. a doctor on board was there, fortunately, able to take care of him. at this hour, it is unclear why exactly the pilot passed out. >>> the palo alto police department held a moving ceremony this week to remember an officer killed in the line of duty. there's just one twist. he was killed four decades ago. reserve officer lester cole was hit and killed by a car as he set out flares at an accident 44 years ago today. he w
the child who has been held hostage for nearly a week. >> reporter: police say 56-year-old jimmy lee dykes boarded a stopped school bus last tuesday demanding two children. when the bus driver, charles poland objected, dykes killed him and grabbed a 5-year-old boy named ethan, who has a mild form of autism. >> i started our discussion with mr. dykes. he feels like he has a story that's important to him, although it's very complex. >> reporter: ethan had been held captive in an underground bunker beneath dykes' property, stocked full of supplies, including blankets and a heater. dykes had allowed negotiators to drop crackers, toys and coloring books down a ventilation pipe. while police used cameras mounted on a small unmanned aircraft to keep an eye on the bunker site, s.w.a.t. teams on the ground were ready to move. police assumed dykes was watching television coverage of the crime and kept their comments to reporters short. then, late this afternoon, an apparent blast was heard at the bunker site. >> within the past 24 hours, negotiations deteriorated. and mr. dykes was observed -- was o
for days. jimmy lee dykes board ad school bus, shot and killed the driver and then took the boy to a bunker beneath his property. the fbi had been negotiating with dykes but those talks deteriorated within the last 24 hours. dykes was seen holding a gun. the feds decided to go in. >> by the grace of god, you know, he's okay. that was the mission of every man and woman on this compound. >> now, the boy is believed to be physically unharmed but it is still unclear what he endured in that bunker. the boy will be celebrating his sixth birthday this week. >> new at 11:00, a fight between city and state. for the first time the state supreme court will enter into the medical marn debate to decide whether cities can legally outlaw pot clubs within their jurisdictions. george kiriyama joins us in san jose where many people are watching this closely. right? >> reporter: they are. this all stems from a southern california court case where a city, the city of riverside was taken to court by a dispensary claiming cities and counties cannot ban or restricted something the voters have already approved. as
that bunker in midland city yesterday where a 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes had been holding that boy after snatching him and killing a bus driver. authorities releasing very few details here other than saying dykes is deceased following that raid. the 5 year old we're being told is resting comfortably in a hospital. no word on a motive for the kidnapping. >>> the faa may soon start to allow boeing to start test flights of the troubled dreamliner airplanes. all 787 dreamliners were grounded last month after several incidents including a small fire. investigators say the problem was with the aircraft's lithium batteries. japan's -- >> a student athlete bill of rights. a plan to improve medical care for young athletes injured on the playing field. the group wants to shed new light on ways to better diagnose brain injuries and heart problems. it's also focusing on improving conditioning and diet in youth sports. >>> also in washington president obama is meeting with corporate executives and labor leaders this morning hoping to garner support for immigration reform.
tuesday when the suspect, jimmy lee dykes boarded a school bus fatally shooting the bus driver. he then randomly grabbed the child and took him to an underground bunker. negotiators spent days talk to go dykes through a ventilation pipe. >>> on his first trip in his second term president obama hit the road to push for stricter gun laws. nbc bay area's janelle wang is here with that story and more in our "world tonight." >>> raj, president obama chose minneapolis because the city has recently brought its crime rate to a 30-year low. the president is pushing congress to pass universal background checks, a limit on high-capacity magazines and an assault weapons ban. in his speech today the president said law enforcement should never be outgunned on the streets. universal background streets is gaining support but the ban on assault weapons is a tougher fight. >> there's even one thing we can do. if there's just one life we can save, we've got an obligation to try. we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> the president is also calling for greater acces
in its fifth day. suspect jimmy lee dykes allegedly grabbed the boy off a school bus after shooting and killing the bus driver. he's described as a survivalist who does not trust the government. the bunker is on his property. authorities have been talking with dykes through a pipe. >>> new this morning, police in boston are questioning a charter bus driver after a crash there injured dozens of people. on that bus, high school students and their chaperones from pennsylvania who were headed home after a visit to the harvard university campus. one person has life-threatening injuries, three more were seriously hurt. and then 30 others suffered minor injuries. police say the bus hit an overpass, and that the driver ignored the low clearance warning signs. >>> a man is under arrest this morning in connection with the killing of a former navy s.e.a.l. officials say chris kyle and another man were found shot to death at a texas gun range yesterday. the suspect fled the scene but was later found driving kyle's car, and was taken into custody. kyle served four tours in iraq and recorded more
held by jimmy lee dykes is since last tuesday when dykes boarded a school bus, killed the driver and kidnapped that boy. police distracted dykes before raiding the bunker on monday. police shot and killed dykes and pulled that little boy to safety. >>> a follow-up to a story we brought you last week. a gas buildup underneath a building is to blame for a building collapse. the attorney general say investigators believe an electrical spark or a heat source caused that gas to explode. >>> video and pictures this morning of a boat slamming into a whale in the sea of cortez in mexico. a tourist says she was whale watching when she saw another boat hit the whale as it sped toward the marina. the boat didn't think and the tourist say the whale did not appear to be hurt. >> looks like something out of a movie. 6:41 right now. coming up, clamped with clothespins and tied up with twist ties. we'll have that story just ahead. >> a petition from parents and calls for reform in the fawake classroom issues in the east bay. >> we'll look at being paid in pesos coming up in business news. ♪ [
the first picture of the man they say is responsible. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. the man believed to be holding hostage a boy with asperger's syndrome named ethan in an underground bunker. >> he has supplies there and food there, but this is a young child, 5 years only has he got food that this child will eat? >> reporter: nbc news confirmed dykes served more than four years in the u.s. navy in the '60s and earned several awards, including a meritorious unit commendation, good conduct medal and vietnam service medal. but on tuesday, those honors seemed very far away. police say dykes boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two random young children. when the bus driver refused, police say dykes shot and killed him. made off with 5-year-old ethan. kelly miller says her kids got off that bus right before the shooting. >> i cannot believe -- if he got on that bus with the intentions of grabbing a 6 to 8-year-old, he let them clear the bus before this happened. >> reporter: visitation for the bus driver, charles poland jr., is scheduled for later today. his family says he loved his
for the kids on that bus. >> reporter: police say his alleged killer, jimmy lee dykes, boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two kids. when poland refused, police say dykes shot him to death and took a boy named ethan with a mild form of autism hostage. >> i wish i could just hug him and hold him and tell him it's going to be all right. >> reporter: police say dykes has kept ethan in an underground bunker allowing him blankets, crackers and coloring books. the bunker is believed to have plenty of supplies and as the sandoff enters its second week no telling how long it could last. psychologists say the toll on ethan could be significant. >> this child is most likely completely terrified. the overriding thought in his head is that he wants his mother, that he just wants to be out of that situation. >> reporter: the ordeal brings back eerie memories of another kidnapping in 1976. three men with guns abducted 26 children, ages 5 to 14 from a school bus in chowchilla, california, the kidnappers forced them underground. into a buried moving van. they spent 16 terrible hours there, clutching each
hostage team stormed an underground bunker, where this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, was holding a 5-year-old, known only as ethan, captive. >> very special child. he has been through a lot. he has endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, >> reporter: the two spent 143 hours in the underground shelter, stocked with supplies. law enforcement officials watching closely every minute from the ground and the air, using small, unmanned aircraft. based on sketches from a neighbor who says he was once inside dykes' bunker, we now know the shelter had a hatch and ladder and pvc pipe that, at times was used to communicate with dykes actually ran sideways, 50 yards under ground to his property. authorities were able to get a camera inside the bunker. though they're not saying how. monday they saw dykes holding a gun. believing that ethan was in danger, they decided to breach the bunker. neighbors heard an explosive, which authorities say was a distraction device. when the rescue team entered the bunker, they found dykes dead and ethan unharmed. it all took seconds. ethan was now in an ambu
: a police source says the suspect is 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, described as a loner who distrusts the government. the boy is only being identified as ethan. police say the two are holed up eight feet underground in a 4 by 6 foot bunker. it's said to be full of supplies including a television. >> i think that he may have something to say and he wants people to hear him. not sure what that is, but i don't think he intends to hurt that little boy. >> reporter: hostage negotiators have been talking to dykes through a pvc pipe and dykes has allowed police to send medicine and coloring books for ethan down that pipe. >> time decreases stress and anxiety in a hostage situation and as long as you can measure that, there's no need to move this forward perhaps get someone hurt. >> it all started on tuesday when a police source says dykes boarded a school bus demanding two random children. witnesses say the drive charles poland jr. refused and that's when dykes allegedly shot and killed poland and made off with eth ethan. >> my dad loved children. >> reporter: aaron poland and his sister lyd
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